Why Glamping?

“There comes a time when you’ve just got to go glamping” – Barny Lee
Camping is great, but everyone loves an upgrade!
Glamping allows you to be close to nature yet wake up refreshed and ready for action!

Camping with real mattresses!

 

Dry and spacious tents!

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Glamping provides the perfect opportunity to relax and immerse yourself in the spirit of Badminton. Anticipate the thrill of tomorrow’s events whilst sleeping under the stars.
LOCATION
Experience the excitement of Badminton with approximately 150,000 spectators.  No commuting and more time to soak up the amazing atmosphere from your on site luxurious retreat.
Badminton and Glamping is a recipe for glamorous adventure. Just like other perfect combinations such as horse and rider, strawberries and cream, the two go hand in hand to provide the ultimate Badminton experience.

Rock up to our pre-pitched safari style sleeping structures on our perfectly positioned glamp site at Huntsmans Close. The Retreat has full luxury glamping facilities and is right next to the xc course
GLAMPING PERKS

Just pack your case and check in at The Retreat for a glamping experience like no other.
You’ll have the perfect base to enjoy the eventing highlight of the year at our contained and secure site.
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Camping comes with a few downsides, leaky tents, bumpy floors, pitching in the rain and inadequate washing facilities are common. Glamping sites offer a refreshing alternative.
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When you arrive back from the competition in need of refreshment, enjoy a hot shower and a relaxed meal in the dining room then chill out in the bar with a glass of bubbles.
When bed time calls, sink into your cosy warm bed to dream the night away. Wake up fully refreshed, and make full use the pamper/dressing room before a proper cooked breakfast.

Buggy Transport

Shopped until you dropped at the tented village? Fear not, we will drive you and your bags home in comfort.
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When fully recharged, head back to enjoy the world’s most prestigious three day event in style.
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Watch the final stages of Badminton 2020 feeling completely energised! Glamping keeps you on top form!

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MORE NICE WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS

What a fantastic addition to Badminton!

Our owners stayed at the Badminton retreat and we joined them for dinner one night. It was fantastic not to have to get in a car but be able to cycle up to the Huntsmans Close site. There was a wonderful atmosphere, with a beautifully laid out bar.
The dinner was delicious. What a fantastic addition to Badminton!”

Alice Fox-Pitt ne Plunkett

A really cool experience!

  The Badminton retreat is certainly the way to do Badminton if you’re looking for comfort, style and brilliant hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was relaxed. Also in a great spot for viewing the XC. A really cool experience!”

 
Millie Dumas; 5 Star Rider Badminton 2019

Nothing was too much trouble

 Our visit to Badminton this year was beyond our expectations having booked into “The Badminton Retreat”. The atmosphere in the bar and restaurant was fabulous, not to mention the delicious food. Nothing was too much trouble and we loved being able to have friends drop in and join us for dinner, a G&T or just afternoon tea, while watching the live action on the screens or highlights of the day. The most comfortable beds and only a very short walk to everything was a bonus. “

Wendy Coney
Retreat Guest 2019

I will definitely be staying at The Retreat again!!

 Staying at The Badminton Retreat was just a great place, being actually on site as opposed to the owners car park was just brilliant – such easy access with the golf buggies. Accommodation and facility’s are fantastic and the bar was a great place to unwind after a day walking around the course or endless shopping and discuss the days activities around a fire pit was just perfect!

I will definitely be staying at The Retreat again!!”

Suzanne Doggett
Owner at Badminton in 2019

Perfectly located

  We had such a great time at The Badminton Retreat. It was beautifully set up, with really comfortable beds and excellent facilities and entertainment. The restaurant was fantastic – the perfect space for meeting people and enjoying great food and drinks. The Retreat is perfectly located with easy access to the trot-up and stables, making it very convenient for owners wishing to check in on their horses and meet riders in the restaurant. Having car parking on site and immediate access to the road made it simple to get to. I can wholly recommend it!”

 
Lucinda Fredericks
Badminton Winner 2007

Badminton Horse Trials logo

 

The Badminton Retreat is the official luxury glamping site

for Badminton Horse Trials 2020